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Archive - Aug 2013

August 7th

A step back in time

August 7, 2013

1936 Glendale High School Basketball Champs
This newspaper photo was submitted by Jess Ryburn of Poteau, who said Hamilton had coached his father.
Hamilton later was Heavener school superintendent and was elected to the Oklahoma Senate in 1950, where he served until his death in 1967. His son, James E. Hamilton, followed in his footsteps, serving in both the state Senate and House of Representatives. Farmer Wann became superintendent of Pocola Public Schools.
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Miller Completes Internship

August 7, 2013

Carrie Miller, daughter of Rusty Miller and Becky Miller of Poteau, spent her summer interning as an assistant to the youth pastor of First Baptist Church of Poteau.
Miller, a junior at Oklahoma State Univeristy, helped plan the children's camp, the youth camp, vacation Bible school and several social gatherings for the youth of the church. 
Miller was a spirtual leader for the young women attending throughout the summer and was a an asset to the staff. Miller has been on three mission trips abroad in the last three years with the aid of the people of the First Baptist Church.

Blood drives slated for next week

August 7, 2013

Poteau fire department and law enforcement staffs are asking all area residents to come to the Guns ‘N Hoses blood drive with Oklahoma Blood Institute from noon to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, and 1:15-6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center.
A separate blood drive will be held from 8:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Aug. 14 at Choctaw Nation Healthcare in Talihina. Two tickets to the Tulsa Zoo and a summer T-shirt will be presented to each donor.

A new year is coming

August 7, 2013

The new school year is upon us, and the year looks good for LeFlore County.
First of all, let me tell you about the best high school band in this part of the state. After having another stellar year with its “Tribute to the Fallen,” the Poteau High School band, under the direction of Harley Thomas, Becky Seale and Joey Marsh, has been installing its new program, “The Pirates of the Caribbean.” I can't wait until the first home game to see and hear the band, but I also hear the band parents will be selling ice cream dipping dots in the consession stand. I have always wanted to try that.

August 6th

Mary Jo Collins

August 6, 2013

Mary Jo Collins, 66, of Spiro died Monday. Aug. 5, 2013. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8., at Victory Worship Center, Spiro, burial will be in New Hope Cemetery.
Family visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Mallory-Martin Funeral Home.

Charley F. Fields

August 6, 2013

Charley F. Fields, 81, of Heavener, formerly of Sallisaw, died Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, in Heavener.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, in the U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith, Ark. Family visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Dowden Funeral Home, Heavener.

NWS issues excessive heat warning

August 6, 2013

FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE: EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT
WEDNESDAY...

AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING IS IN EFFECT...

FOR THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES...

* IN OKLAHOMA...TULSA...CHOCTAW...PITTSBURG...MCINTOSH...LE
FLORE...LATIMER AND HASKELL.

IN ARKANSAS...SEBASTIAN.

HAZARDOUS WEATHER...
* AFTERNOON HEAT INDICES ARE FORECAST TO CLIMB INTO THE 105 TO
110 DEGREE RANGE TODAY AND WEDNESDAY. OVERNIGHT LOWS TONIGHT ARE
NOT FORECAST TO COOL ENOUGH TO PROVIDE APPRECIABLE RELIEF FROM
THE HEAT.

IMPACTS...

All-State football game gave Poteau coach one last chance to coach son

August 6, 2013

TULSA — Many father-son relationships also involve a coach-player connection. Such is the case between Poteau football coach Greg Werner and his son Jay Werner.
Having played under the tutelage of his father throughout his high school career, Jay Werner got to play one more game with his dad as head coach in the All-State game Friday night at Union-Tuttle Stadium, as they served in those capacities with the East squad.

Talihina player enjoyed his final football game

August 6, 2013

TULSA — Trevor Crone wore a football uniform for the last time Friday night when he played in the All-State game at Union-Tuttle Stadium.
Crone, a Talihina standout, will be moving on to play baseball at Connor State College in Warner.
But he made his last shot on the gridiron memorable.
“The first hit I had was an eye opener,” Crone said. “It made me realize I am really small to be playing the game, but I still have a lot of heart and I enjoy playing.”

Sports Briefs

August 6, 2013

Poteau High School students who will participate in extra-curricular activities this upcoming school year will have their drug testing take place next month inside the senior hall of the high school.
Drug testing will take place from 8 a.m. to noon Aug. 14.
Cost is $10 cash per student.
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Registration is open for the 2013 LeFlore County Express Fall Soccer League.
Registration can be done through the Internet at www.leflorecountysoccer.com.
Late registration cost per child is $40.
Payment method details are available at the website.
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